You have taken an internship with the department of veterans affairs google the many responsibilities the VA handles, base your reflection paper mostly on the criminal justice responsibilities to explain your internship experience. Be as creative as necessary (but realistic).
The paper should be a minimum of 10-15 pages (not including the title page or reference page), typed and double-spaced, with Times New Roman, 1″ margins, and 12 point font. The paper should include a title page, table of contents, introduction, body of paragraphs with subheadings, conclusion, and a reference page with at least 5 cited works. Examples of appropriate references are books and/or journal articles discussing the importance of internships, agency websites, and interviews/personal communication with agency supervisors. Works cited and the references must be in APA format.
The final paper must address the topics below and use “headings” to divide each reflection topic within your paper. The final paper must include:
Table of Contents
A description of the organization/agency that includes a breakdown of how the agency is organized
A description of your internship duties
III. Body (Objectives, Challenges, and Insights)
Why you chose to complete an internship (your objectives) and selected this internship, in particular? Neither improving your knowledge of language used by criminal justice professionals nor overcoming your fear of public speaking are appropriate objectives.
Whether you accomplished your objectives during the internship.
Indicate how you accomplished each. If you didn’t accomplish some, indicate why you were unable to do so.
Your biggest challenge during this internship, how you overcame that challenge, and what you learned from the challenge.
Any insights that you gained into the practices/problems associated with this particular line of work.
Your contributions to the agency/organization; be specific.
The best and worst aspects of the internship; be specific.
The value (professional and/or person) you received from the internship
How the internship experience solidified or changed your career focus
Which classes and/or classroom experiences prepared you for the internship; how those classes and/or classroom experiences prepared you; be specific.
Which additional courses, if any, or experiences are needed to continue preparing for your future career; be specific.
References (a minimum of 5 are required)